Databases


Examples

http://library.drake.edu/databases

University of Iowa (spread out over several pages, somewhat confusing)

Cornell

UCSF


Tasks

  • What tasks do our users need to complete with databases
  • How does specialized SuperSearch fit into your pedagogy
  • Are there different tasks for different audiences
  • Advertising, maintaining (information about), and describing databases

Search Boxes


Examples

http://library.drake.edu/

University of Iowa
http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/
(poor descriptive text, silos)

Cornell
http://www.library.cornell.edu/ (silo hell and issues with users just searching at first without reading)

UCSF
http://www.library.ucsf.edu/ (cleanest solution, description actually links to resrources in brief, clear sentence)

Tasks

  • How does the discovery layer align with your pedagogy?
  • What tasks do we expect our users to use the search box for?
  • How do we support those tasks